Black and African American

Ayana

Ayana (she/her) is a bi-curious cisgender woman. She is a Studio Art and Art history major, and in the future she hopes to venture into higher education and eventually own her own gallery space that focuses on black and POC artists. Outside of making art, she loves to learn by watching documentaries and video essays. She also loves playing video games, with my favorites being The Sims, Animal Crossing, and The Legend of Zelda series!

Lenee

Lenee (she/they) is a student at Sacramento City College studying studio art. Lenee identifies as queer, bisexual, gender fluid, polyamorous, and autistic, and is the president of the Queer Straight Alliance club at her college. Their hobbies include watching YouTube videos, reading, drawing, knitting, taking care of plants, and taking pictures.

Rocky

Rocky (they/he/she) is African-American, White and non-binary. They are also bisexual and demisexual. He is currently a first year at American River College and is studying Psychology in hopes of becoming a teacher someday.

Ronnie

Ronnie (he/him) is a student at Sacramento City College where he is pursuing an associate’s degree in Sociology, and his goal is to transfer either to Sacramento State University or an HBCU. He’s originally from San Diego, California and has lived in Sacramento for nearly a decade. Ronnie’s interests include working, and volunteering for the LGBTQ Imperial Court system as a drag performer, and volunteering to serve the community.

Trajan

Trajan (he/him) is a queer African-American student of Jamaican and Austrian descent who attended Folsom Lake College. He worked as a founding team member at Folsom Lake College’s Equity Center where he assisted his campus in helping students reeling from the impacts from the pandemic. During his last year of community college, Trajan served on the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees as a Student Trustee. In the fall of 2023, Trajan transferred to UC Berkeley where he will major in economics.

William

William (he/him) studies social justice and administration of justice at American River College. He identifies as a biracial, gay, masculine-presenting man. He plans to transfer to Sacramento State in the spring of 2024 to study ethnic studies. In the following years, after completing his BA in ethnic studies, he would like to pursue an MA in public policy and administration. A few of his interests include politics/student government, advocacy, and modeling.  In the future, he would like to become a diversity and inclusion officer for campuses or companies.